WHAT IS INNOVATION STORIES?
Innovation stories is a research project to talk about innovation in the form of comics. Comics allow to present abstract concepts as stories that are easy to connect to real life experiences at daily work. The purpose is to provide professionals a better understanding of innovation management and a critical view about popular practices.
WHY INNOVATION STORIES?
Innovation management and, specially, its connection to decision making, is a broad, fragmented and abstract field of knowledge. Professionals feel lost in the chaos of models and tools advocated by scholars and consultants. There is a need of a new way to spread scientific knowledge about innovation management. Conceptual basis of the project are described here: innovationstories.se/…/Do-we-need-a-comic-to-talk-about-innovation.pdf
Innovation stories have been created from observations, interviews and literature on innovation and decision making. Scientific basis for all the concepts can be found in the Ph.D. thesis “Evaluation and selection of ideas and projects in product development”, (Gutiérrez, E., 2012) following the link https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/get/diva2:552614/FULLTEXT01.pdf.
RESULTS AND NEXT STEPS
The first stage aimed to find a visual language. In this page are published some of the developed concepts. A second stage will reshape the concepts for communicating more complex issues. A final third stage will integrate all the stories in a coherent whole that covers the most relevant aspects of decision making in innovation.
My name is Ernesto Gutiérrez and in 2012 I received my PhD from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology of Sweden. In my research, I studied innovation with a focus on decision making, strategy and project portfolio. With Innovation stories I have tried to create the work on Innovation management that I had needed when I was a research student and never found.